Jordan Lawson

Correspondent

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Jordan Lawson is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Atlanta. After discovering a love for journalism at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, he honed his abilities at Country Living, Men’s Journal and EuroCheapo.com. He’s visited everywhere from Las Vegas to Florence and is always looking for a new favorite destination. When Lawson is not writing or editing, you can usually find him playing (or watching) tennis.

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  • On October 23, 2013
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    What’s the best time to visit Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast?

    Whether visiting Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast during the cooler winter months or among the festive colors of fall, expect a luxurious stay in a classical antebellum hotel. The best time to visit really depends on what you want to get out of the experience, but we recommend three of the four seasons (you won’t miss trying to beat the summer heat). If you’re looking to take in the beautiful changing colors of leaves around this Georgia inn and delight in the crisp weather, make plans to head south during the fall months. Spring brings showers but also warming weather and flowers blooming on the grounds of Twelve Oaks. And visiting in the winter will place you in the middle of a Christmas paradise with an enormous live tree situated in the first-floor living room and stockings (with stuffers including gift certificates to local businesses) in the rooms.
  • On October 23, 2013
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    What are the rooms like at Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast?

    While all of the eight guest rooms at Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast stand apart with unique décor and design, each accommodation offers an inviting and luxurious stay. Every room in this classic antebellum home earned its name from movies and television shows filmed in the area (with the exception of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s suite, which gets its name from the matching Tiffany & Co.’s robin egg blue-painted tub and bed). Soak in a claw-foot tub in the Katherine’s Mirror Image Suite; or check out the mahogany and original bath tile, shower and tub in The Salvatore Brother’s Study.  The Steel Magnolia’s Spa Grand Suite features a deluxe chromatherapy spa tub that you'll want to linger in. And while you may not expect modern amenities from an inn originally constructed in 1836, you’ll find plenty including the iPod docks and high-definition televisions found in the rooms.
  • On October 23, 2013
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    Where is Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast located?

    Just a 40-minute drive from downtown Atlanta and you’ll find yourself back in time at Twelve Oak Bed & Breakfast, located in the beautiful and historic Covington, Georgia. Bestowed the nickname of the “Hollywood of the South,” the quaint town has played host to a lengthy list of television shows and movies filming here — including Sweet Home Alabama, My Cousin Vinny and The Vampire Diaries — plus, the inn itself was used as inspiration for the home in Gone with the Wind. And with its location just off the town square, you’ll find yourself within easy walking distance of some of the attractions here, including the owner-approved R.L.’s Off the Square’s New Orleans-style fare, sweet treats from Scoops, and the gorgeous buildings lining the town.
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  • On September 30, 2013
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    What is the best way to get an appointment at The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain?

    Experiencing the holistic treatments of The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain near Tucson, Arizona is as simple as picking up the phone to make an appointment. When you do, the staff can help you decide between treatments like The Dove Mountain Detox Body Wrap or the signature massage and offer advice on the best sequence for your treatments. Here are the digits: 520-572-3030. You can also reserve spa treatments online. Either way, be sure to book at least a week in advance to ensure you get the treatments you really want. The facility welcomes day guests as well as hotel patrons. A note about cancellations: The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa requests six hours notice if you need to scratch a treatment reservation to avoid being charged for the full amount.
  • On September 25, 2013
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    What’s the best time to visit The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain?

    The best time to visit The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is in the winter. It goes without saying that summer in the desert, even the high desert where it is always cooler, is scorching. That said, three swimming pools, one with a large slide, reward guests willing to brave the heat to take advantage of special summer rates (as low as $199 per night). Of course, the mild Arizona winter is prime time for golfers who choose from three courses: Saguaro, Tortolita and Wild Burro. However, look for rooms to be scarce in February when the Four–Star hotel hosts the Accenture Match Play Championship. Hikers and birders may prefer the spring when the Sonoran Desert is covered in a colorful blanket of wildflowers. Fall is also a nice time for outdoor adventure in southern Arizona when the weather is mild.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    How do I get a reservation at Fish Out of Water?

    Fish Out of Water is one of the most popular restaurants on the Florida Gulf Coast for locals and visitors alike, especially during the spring and summer months, so reservations are always recommended. You have several options: Call in a reservation at 850-534-5050, email concierge@watercolorresort.com or reserve a table online at www.watercolorresort.com or OpenTable.com. It’s not uncommon for guests to make reservations far in advance — the seafood restaurant accepts phone reservations up to two months prior, or you can book online through OpenTable.com as much as 60 days prior to your intended visit.